Today’s issue of Weekly Famitsu finally included data on digital sales in Japan for the month of February 2017. To be precise, we get sales numbers between January 29th and February 25th.
Below you can read the full ranking, including digital sales and the percentage of total sales
- Monster Hunter World – PS4 -160,190/25.1%
- Dynasty Warriors 9 – PS4 – 34,338/18.2%
- Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet – PS4 – 21,810/17.3%
- Dragon Ball FighterZ – PS4 – 19,458/19.0%
- Metal Gear Survive – PS4 – 12,033/31.8%
- Secret of Mana – PS4 – 10,521/23.8%
- NieR: Automata – PS4 – 8,681/70.8%
- Shadow of the Colossus – PS4 – 8,598/32.0%
- Girls und Panzer Dream Tank Match – 7,550/15.9%
- Pokémon Crystal – 3DS -6,861/44.4%
The ranking is almost completely dominated by PS4, which makes sense since games on Sony’s console tend to have a much higher online penetration than all other platforms on the local market.
With these figures, Monster Hunter World sold 638,881 copies in Japan February alone, counting both digital and retail markets, while Dynasty Warriors 9 sold 188,237 copies.
Sword Art Online Fatal Bullet was at 126,218, while Dragon Ball FighterZ was at 102,619. Those were the four best-selling game of the month, all for PS4. Splatoon 2 completes the top-5 aggregating retail and digital sales, with 86,482 copies in February.
Speaking of Monster Hunter World, we recently learned that the game shipped 7.5 million copies, becoming Capcom’s best selling game ever